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How to remove on q pump?

Grasp the tube with 2 fingers of one hand close to the incision and pull the tube out while you cough. You do not have to cough, but coughing can help. After you pull some of the tubing out, you can reposition your hand back close to the incision site and do it again until tube is completely removed.

How long does it take for the on-Q pump to empty? The ON-Q* pumps flow at various flow rates as prescribed by your surgeon or anesthesiologist. After 24 hours of infusion enough of the medication should be emptied from the pump to start to seeing wrinkling in the outer cover of the balloon.

How does the on-Q pump help with pain? The ON-Q* Pump is a balloon type pump filled with a medicine to treat your pain. It blocks the pain in the area of your procedure, giving you better pain relief than taking only a narcotic type medicine. With ON-Q* Pump, you may need to take less pain medicine. HOW DOES THE ON-Q* PUMP WORK?

Can a on Q pump be used in a postoperative unit? Used without staff education. We have received reports of patients appearing on postoperative units with an ON-Q pump where staff had never seen the pumps or been educated about their use. Used without pharmacy involvement.

Is there a problem with the on-Q elastomeric pump? Problem: In our May 21, 2009, newsletter we noted an association between the ON-Q PainBuster elastomeric pump and chondrolysis (destruction of cartilage), particularly if the local anesthetic intended to reduce pain after surgery is infused directly into a joint rather than the tissue around it.

How does the on Q pain pump work?

How does the on Q pain pump work? Your ON-Q* pump will continuously deliver a local anesthetic medication to block the pain in the area of your procedure. As the medication is delivered, the pump ball will gradually become smaller.

What are the steps for using an on-Q pump? Establish protocols for use of ON-Q pumps which include: indications; models and tubing to be used for each indication; process steps for prescribing, preparing, and dispensing the device and associated medications; required testing of knowledge and skills; hand-off communication between providers; patient/family education; and patient monitoring.

Is the on-Q pump intended for intravascular delivery? ON-Q* pump is not intended for blood, blood products, lipids, fat emulsions, or Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN). ON-Q* pump is not intended for intravascular delivery. DESCRIPTION OF DEVICE: (Figure 1) The ON-Q* pump with Fixed Flow rate delivers medication at a continuous flow rate.

Is there a problem with the on-Q elastomeric pump? Problem: In our May 21, 2009, newsletter we noted an association between the ON-Q PainBuster elastomeric pump and chondrolysis (destruction of cartilage), particularly if the local anesthetic intended to reduce pain after surgery is infused directly into a joint rather than the tissue around it.